Downstream operations

Our downstream operations refine and distribute products derived from crude oil and other feedstocks.


Downstream operations

Our global network of manufacturing plants, transportation systems, and distribution centers provides fuels, lubricants, and other high-value products to customers.

Refining and supply

We have interests in nine major refineries in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, and the United Kingdom. European operations represent about 35 percent of ExxonMobil’s global refining capacity. In 2015, average refining capacity in Europe totaled around 1.7 million barrels of crude oil per day.


We are the world’s number one supplier of lube basestocks and the largest global marketer of finished lubricants. Supported by a highly trained field force, a strong distributor network and a robust supply, ExxonMobil delivers high-quality products and application expertise to customers across Europe.


In addition to selling branded fuels through Esso branded stations, ExxonMobil has a strong commercial fuels offering that serves marine, aviation, road transportation, mining, and wholesale customers across Europe – a cornerstone for mobility of people and goods in Europe.